BYU Event

Film: This is the Army

<a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.2490932839656,-111.649268&amp;z=18" target="_blank">The Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium</a>

Famed composer Irving Berlin wrote this all-soldier show that toured the United States to raise money—which it did in the millions—for Army Emergency Relief. This film version of his spirited songs, with Kate Smith’s legendary rendition of “God Bless America” as the centerpiece, stirred a nation at war and remains a powerful time capsule of dedication and sacrifice. Berlin even makes an appearance to sing one of his own compositions. WARNER BROS. 1943. TECHNICOLOR. 2 HRS. 1 MIN.

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL CURTIZ.